Juventus are taking a proactive approach to secure their long-term number nine. The club have scheduled a meeting with Sassuolo to discuss a summer move for Gianluca Scamacca.
The Bianconeri’s pursuit of a new striker has gone cold this month. It seemed that they would need to find a replacement for Alvaro Morata after Barcelona came calling, but Massimiliano Allegri told the Spanish forward that he’ll stay at the club for the remainder of the season.
The club have gone in search of a stop-gap striker option before securing their long-term target in the summer. The likes of Mauro Icardi, Arkadiusz Milik and Memphis Depay have all been linked with a January move, but nothing is yet to amount of Juve’s supposed interest up to this point.
Regarding their long-term targets, Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and Sassuolo’s Scamacca emerged as the two priority targets. However, the enormous finances involved with bringing Vlahovic to the club has seen Scamacca become the number one option.
Juventus want to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca in the summer
Juventus have long been linked with a move to sign the 23-year-old and the Italian’s stellar form this season has finally convinced the Bianconeri to up their pursuit.
Scamacca has scored eight times in just 953 minutes of Serie A action this term and according to Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti, the club are becoming increasingly convinced by the striker’s potential to lead Juve’s line for the foreseeable future.
Agresti reports that the Old Lady have scheduled a meeting with Sassuolo for next week to discuss a summer move for Scamacca. The Neroverdi currently value the Italian at €40m, although that figure could rise depending on how Scamacca ends the season. A winter sale is currently off the cards unless Sassuolo receive an offer they simply cannot refuse.
Juve’s cordial relationship with Sass should aid them in negotiations with Inter Milan also said to be keen on signing Scamacca.